Post by Mark (Basement Enthusiast) on Jun 17, 2018 7:23:10 GMT -7
Warning: Yes... another Z-Plus thread gushing over how great this amp is.
I delivered a speaker cab to Jaguarguy (Mike)'s house yesterday and got to play with some of his latest toys--a wonderful treat for those who are lucky enough to visit the muZeum (thanks, Mike!). Anyways, I notice that his new-ish Z-Plus has taken the prime "living room" spot upstairs, but didn't think much of it and headed downstairs to play a couple new guitars & amps, etc. After all, I was certain that the Z-Plus wasn't really something suited to my needs--probably very nice sounding, of course, just not for me.
<fast forward about an hour, and head back up to the living room>
HOLY ***** ****. Are you kidding me? This amp sounds amazing clean, it sounds amazing overdriven, it does quiet, it does loud, it's totally portable... What the hell can't this amp do? Granted, I was playing his sweet "new" root-beer-finish Heritage H150CM Ultra, but I'll be damned if that Z-Plus didn't handle--nay, excel--at whatever I threw its way. Yikes! Doc's still got it, y'all. In fact, he's at the top of his game.
Am I already picking colors and thinking about how it would fit into my small amp collection? Yes... yes, I am.
Own or have owned: M12, Carmen Ghia, Rx JS, MAZ 18 Jr NR, Monza, Z-28, Route 66, Therapy, DB4, Remedy, Prescription, EZG-50, SRZ-65 LE, & Delta 88 Z-Drive | Brake Lite SA & Air Brake
Yeah. It's an awesome amp. Doc builds great stuff. Always has. His stuff is just getting better. The Zplus is proof. I can play clean, or get some stinging raw rocking blues tone, or a smooth fat lead tone, up to 80's collesuem rock. No pedals needed. Next time you hit the muZeum, see if Mike will let you plug it into a 412. Just turn every knob all the way up and prepare for something pretty special. I have the studio combo. Super portable. If it's ever offered as a head I'll buy one immediately.
Awesome amp is an understatement! I've been gigging my Plus for the past few months in lieu of my trusted Maz 18 Nr. I play in mostly small venues and could never open up the Maz to it's full potential so I took a chance on the Plus and I couldn't be happier. This past Saturday my band opened up for "big name" act at an outdoor venue with a crowd of about 350 people and I ran the plus on half power (miked of course) and it sounded amazing! I was approached after the first set by a number of guitar players wanting to know what amp I was using. After our last set the sound tech who was hired for the weekend event said he never heard better tone and was easy to mix. I do have a confession though. I never have been a fan of combos. I tried the Plus in it's original form as a combo but I just felt something was missing. So I converted the combo to a head and I built a 1x12 cab using the Z 12 speaker that came with the combo. Bingo! Perfect! Love my rig!
GuitarZ: They say you should be on the same page about kids before you get married. I really think you ought to talk about expectations on outdoor Christmas/Holiday lights. That could have been a game changer.
Dec 7, 2019 13:38:37 GMT -7
walt: Does anyone know how Frank/Britinvasion is?he's been dormant for awhile,hopeing things are good with him
Dec 14, 2019 13:16:36 GMT -7
heynewguy (Ol’ Bill): Frank is good and sat in with my band Friday night.
Dec 15, 2019 5:58:44 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Arggh! We had it on the calendar to stop out and see you but got caught up with holiday stuff. I could have met you & Frank & my wife could have connected with her friend from back in grade school. You snooze you lose. The FB videos sound great!
Dec 16, 2019 16:56:11 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Why is it once you finally clean the junk off your work bench, within 5 minutes, you find yourself ready to deposit some other junk right back on to that now clean space?
Dec 19, 2019 10:54:23 GMT -7
rossco: the variable e.q bypass is great because while bypassed it you get the raw sound of the amp without the e.q and everything else attenuating the signal which sounds great and a because its variable on the foot switch you can dial in to taste, 1/2 way I like
Dec 19, 2019 19:02:01 GMT -7
rossco: you don't have to fully bypass the tone stack which is great because gives you room to dial in your sound, it certainly thickens up the sound and adds nice growl/midrange growl. I don't like pedals so this replaces everything for me
Dec 19, 2019 19:04:58 GMT -7
easyed: It seems that the only time I clean off my workbench is when I need the space for something else. If I don't take a break, it's less than 5 minutes before that space is full again.
Dec 21, 2019 18:48:23 GMT -7